Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

Department of Mathematics

  • Felicitation of S S Bhatnagar awardee, 2018 and alumni Dr. Aditi Sen De
  • Inauguration of National Seminar on 21 Jan 2019
  • Release of book entitled History of Calcutta School of Physical Sciences

Course Details

About The Department

The origin of the Under Graduate department can be traced back to 1894. Many eminent mathematicians like Professor Kaliprasanna Dasgupta, Professor Shyamadas Mukherjee and Professor Prabodh Chandra Gupta have served the department.The college was affiliated to the Intermediate Arts course in mathematics in 1915-1916 and for B.A. general course in 1921-1922. In 1923 the college became affiliated to the intermediate science course as well. The department received the affiliation in Honours course in 1923-24.

Since then the department has been producing many remarkable students who made their mark in their respective fields. Being a part of the Department has always been very encouraging and advantageous and it remains a landmark in the career of its students.

  • Smt. Sudhalata Sarkar (1932) made remarkable participation in the Non-cooperation movement in India's freedom struggle

  • Dr. Jyoti Das (1954) received Commonwealth scholarship, Scholarship from UK World Federation of Scientists for her research work. She remained the Sir Ashutosh Birth Centenary Professor (Formerly Hardinge Professor) till her retirement in 2002.

  • Dr. Aditi Lahiri (1971) received the Leibnitz Prize, highest honour awarded by the German Science Foundation

  • Dr. Neena Gupta received Birla Science Prize in Mathematics (2017), the INSA Young Scientist Award (2014), the Ramanujan Prize from the University of Madras (2014)

  • Dr. Aditi Sen De(1995) received the prestigious Shantiswarup Bhatnagar award and is the first woman physicist to receive the award in Indian history
     

The Post Graduate Department of Mathematics at Bethune College, Kolkata started in 2007. Eminent scholars like Professor M. K. Sen, Professor Shobhakar Ganguly, Late Professor Jyoti Das and Late Professor Somesh Bagchi extended their hands of cooperation to the PG Department in its formative stage. Presently 12 teachers are engaged in the Department in different capacities, including full-time teachers and distinguished retired professors from Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, Burdwan University, North Bengal University and Indian Statistical Institute.

The Department offers a two-year four-semester degree (CBCS) course affiliated to the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta. The Department admits 16 students through the centralized admission process of the University. The Department is well-equipped with mathematical-computational laboratories and modern tools including smart classroom-cum-gallery for organizing seminars and interactive sessions.


Infrastructure

  • The Department is well-equipped with mathematical-computational laboratories (one funded by DST-FIST) and modern tools. (Two well-equipped Computer Laboratories with 32 computers with Scanners and Printers).
  • Software's: , MATLAB, LATEX, LINUX, C, C++
  • Laptop, Plasma TV and LCD projector.
  • One virtual Class Room with Smart Board
  • Departmental Library has 203 books


Research Activities

Senior Faculty are engaged in research work as Supervisor for their Ph D scholars in the field of Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Operation Research and Optimization problems, computational fluid dynamics. Other departmental teachers are involved in PhD in various universities. The students are guided for their final dissertations in various upcoming and application-based topics from Pure and Applied Mathematics. The students visit state and national level institutes and libraries in and around Kolkata for their work. The main aim of the dissertation projects remains motivation of students towards independent research.
 

Extension Activities

Seminars/Conferences/Lecture organized by the department
 

Funding Agency

Seminar/ Conferences/
Workshops with Date

Speakers
The Government of West Bengal and
 'Indian Women in Mathematics'
One-Day National Seminar entitled
'Mathematics and applications' on
 21st January, 2019
Dr. Aditi Sen De , S S Bhatnagar awardee and
Dr. Rukmini De, ICTS, Bangalore
 
Bethune College Recent trendsin Mathematics on 13th February, 2017 Prof. M. N. Mukherjee, Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, Calcutta University

Prof. S. M. Srivastava, Indian Statistical Institute (Math & Stat)
 
Bethune College Seminar on History of Integration on 9th January, 2014 Prof. D. K. Ganguly, Retired Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, Calcutta University
Bethune College Seminar on Graph Theory on 9th January, 2014 Dr.Shamik Basu, Associate Professor, Vivekananda University
Bethune College Seminar on History of Mathematics on 18th September, 2013 Dr. P. K. Majumdar, Professor of Rabindra Bharati University.
Bethune College Seminar on Ramanujan on 22nd January, 2013 Dr. M. K. Sen, Retired Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, C.U.

 

Departmental Prizes/Scholarships

  • Abha Bose, Minati Naskar & Santilata Basu Ray Memorial Prize : Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Bina Sen Memorial Prize: (Initiated in 1997) Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Kusumkumari Sengupta Memorial Prize (certificate) : (Initiated in 1971) Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Part II Exam from Bethune College

  • Netaji Prize (Certificate): Four Prizes Awarded for highest proficiency in Sanskrit, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Honours in B.A./B.Sc. Exams in Bethune College

  • Sushil Kumar Banerjee Memorial Prize : (Initiated in 1997) Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Radharani Dutta Memorial Silver Medal: (initiated in 2010) Awarded to the student securing First class second position in Mathematics in M.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Santosh Kumar Dutta Memorial Gold Medal: (initiated in 2010) Awarded to the student securing First class first position in Mathematics in M.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Binapani and BimanbehariChaudhuri memorial Scholarships on merit cum need basis for 1 second year and 1 third year student in Mathematics
     

Student's Section


Under Graduate

Year Total no. of students appeared No. of 1st Class Rank
2018 24 10  
2017 25 17 3rd
2016 21 12  
2015 25 18  

 

Post Graduate

Year Candidates appeared First Class
2018 15 15
2017 15 14
2016 15 13  
2015 15 14  

 

Co and Extracurricular Activities

  • Student participation in Seminars and exhibitions outside College

  • Students participated in Jagadish Chandra Bose National scholarship programme in Cultivation of Scienc

Achievements of Past Students

Name of Student Achievements 
Dr. Aditi Sen De(1995)

Received the prestigious Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Award
and is the first woman physicist to receive the award in Indian history.

Dr. Neena Gupta (2006)

Received Birla Science Prize in Mathematics, the INSA Young Scientist
Award,
Ramanujan Prize from the University of Madras.

Audrija Choudhury

NET December 2017
Pursuing PhD in Bethune College Under CU
Assistant Professor in DODL, University of Kalyan
 

 

Important Links

CU: https://www.caluniv.ac.in/
INSPIRE:http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/scholarship.html
CSIR: http://www.csirhrdg.res.in
GATE: http://www.gate.iisc.ernet.in
ISER Kolkata: https://www.iiserkol.ac.in/web/en/
ISI Kolkata: https://www.isical.ac.in/